Monday, May 3, 2010

Rain, Rain & More Rain

This past weekend was one for the record books. Nashville received 13 1/2" of rain for Saturday and Sunday, we received around 10"-12" in our county. Thank goodness we live up the ridge from the Nashville area. We had lots of water pooled around the gardens and yard but nothing that caused a major problem. Finally late yesterday afternoon the rain quit for a while and the sun came out, it was a very welcome sight.

flower pot by back door filled up Saturday

patio kept standing water all weekend
thank goodness the house is not level with the patio

driveway had running water all weekend

Velvet - Aren't you finished taking pictures yet? he asks

wagons filled up early

water standing on the side of the flower garden

water standing in the back of the flower garden

water was all around the little pond
which finished filling up

more water in the flower garden

beans were planted and washed away

more beans floated away in the 2nd garden also

It is going to be a busy week, thank goodness the weather is supposed to be sunny and in the 70s and 80s until Friday. We surely need the sunshine to clean up and replant.

Late Sunday afternoon our local news channels were able to get the helicopters up and over Nashville and the surrounding area. It was one thing to see pictures during the weekend of all the flooding but quite another to see the video from the helicopters showing how massive the flooding really was. Our hearts go out to all the families and businesses that are having to clean up and rebuild after this weekend and unfortunately most of them do not have flood insurance.


  1. Even with all the rain, your garden looks beauitful! Everything is so lush and green. We had a few bigs storms a couple of weeks ago that washed out my sunflower seeds I'd planted. So I know how you must feel about your floating beens. I'm glad that was your worst casulty from all that rain. It is very sad that all those people have suffered with the loss/damage of their homes and property.
    Lifting them all up in prayer.
    Patricia :o)

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  3. Goodness what a quagmire! Someone downstream is going to wonder, "Why are all these beans growing in my yard?" LOL

  4. Sandy you have been on my mind during all of this. This is a ton of rain. Your gardens are just so lovely. The shot down your driveway is amazing!

  5. Wow, that's way too much rain! Hope it dries up soon.